ED asks Geelani to pay 1.4 million penalty, issues notice

India: The Enforcement Directorate has sent a demand notice of over 14 lakh to Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani asking him to deposit the penalty amount imposed upon him under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

As per the notice, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the ED said that a penalty of Rs 14,40,000 was imposed upon SAS Geelani on 2019, which he till date has failed to pay.

“Adjudication Order No.ADJ/02/SRZO/2019/AD-NG dated 20.03.2019 passed by Assistant Director, a penalty of Rs. 14,40,000 was imposed upon you under section 13(1) of Foreign Exchnage Management Act, 1999. And whereas, the penalty of Rs. 14,40,000/- has not been deposited by you, till date, as per records of this office,” it reads